• African Textiles
    African Textiles

African Textiles

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The first encyclopaedic, continent-wide survey of the textile traditions of Africa, lavishly illustrated throughout with hundreds of colour photographs and drawings.
The book describes the vast array of techniques used to create these sumptuous textiles, as well as the types of loom, materials and dyes. Important influences on textile production – religion, culture, trade, tradition, fashion and the changing role of women – are assessed in each of the different regions of Africa, which have their own particular style.
Breathtaking skill and creativity are presented here in superb colour, from the stripweaves of the Ashanti and the Ewe of West Africa to the beadwork of the Zulu, Xhosa and Ndebele peoples of the South and the Asian-derived tradition of weaving silk and raphia of Madagascar.
With a glossary and map, a guide to collections open to the public, and suggestions for further reading, this guide provides a wealth of information on the rich art of African textiles.


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Lager statusPå lager
Varenummer: 9780500288009
Periode: Modern Age
Sideantal: 240
Indbinding: Softcover
Illustrationer: Photos in colour
Mål (BxH) i cm: 24,5 x 30,5
Forfatter: John Gillow
Forlag: Thames & Hudson
Udgivelsesår: 2009
Sprog: English


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